Sr. Execs from Atlassian, Basecamp, Box, Hubspot and Slack among other 'Featured Speakers’ set to share insights on building a successful SaaS business

LOS ANGELES – Feb. 1, 2018 – Therese Tucker, CEO and founder of accounting automation software provider BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), has been invited to deliver a keynote as a ‘Featured Speaker’ next week at SaaStr ANNUAL 2018 (SaaStr) in San Francisco. Additional Featured Speakers on the agenda include senior executives from other leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies including Atlassian, Basecamp, Box, Hubspot and Slack.

Ms. Tucker will give her presentation, entitled “Busting the Myths About Startup Success,” on Thursday, Feb. 8th, drawing on her experience building BlackLine into a market leader and becoming one of the first female tech company founders to take her company public. In the session, Tucker will discuss what it takes to build a successful tech company, highlighting the most common myths behind success and why they may be holding some entrepreneurs back.

SaaStr ANNUAL is one of the largest conferences in the world uniting the global B2B SaaS community. This year, over 10,000 founders, senior executives and investors are expected to attend. The conference will take place Tuesday to Thursday, Feb. 6th – 8th, at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco. For more information or to register, go here.

A recognized leader and inspiration for other entrepreneurs looking to excel in business, Tucker has spoken several times at leading universities including Harvard, Columbia and NYU, as well as at many industry and investment conferences. She and BlackLine also have earned many awards and accolades, including ‘CEO of the Year’, ‘IPO of the Year’ and ‘Europe Deal of the Year’ awards in just the last year.

About BlackLine

BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions that transform Finance and Accounting (F&A) by automating, centralizing and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes for large and midsize organizations. Designed to complement virtually all ERP and other financial systems including SAP, Oracle and NetSuite, BlackLine increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management and accounting automation from within a single, unified cloud platform.

Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities, BlackLine helps companies modernize accounting operations with intelligent automation, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close. More than 2,000 companies with users in over 130 countries around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.

BlackLine is recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2017 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Corporate Performance Management (FCPM) and as a pioneer in the cloud market for enhanced financial control and automation of FCPM.

Based in Los Angeles, BlackLine also has regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:

Ashley Dyer

Sr. Public Relations Manager

P. 818.936.7166
E: ashley dot dyer at blackline dot com


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